18 Nov 2016 HyperGrowth 2 Graduates: Event Recap
Tuesday, November 15th marked the end of HyperGrowth2.0. To celebrate, we held a graduation party, generously hosted by program partner Microsoft at the beautiful Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre. We were also lucky enough to have the Honourable Amrik Virk, Minister of Technology and Citizen Services, join us and say a few words about the future of tech in BC.
Five proud companies walked across the stage to receive their diplomas and recognize 6 months of hard work towards becoming the next anchor companies. Throughout their cohort, these companies participated in a variety of coaching sessions, including an intensive 5 part sales workshop and lessons from top tech CEOs such as Jeff Booth of BuildDirect, Scott Larson of Urthecast, and more.
Our Graduating Companies:
Arkit is a web app that makes it easy for teams to work together on map-based projects, by combining intuitive mapping features with collaborative project management tools. It gives users a visual, map-based system to plan and organize projects, track location-based information, manage and complete work, and share across teams and companies.
Picatic is an innovative online ticketing and registration platform empowering event planners and event goers by completely eliminating service and convenience fees.
TalentClick provides a risk-based personality testing platform to hire and train better employees and create happier, safer, and more productive workplaces.
ThinkCX is a predictive analytics company that uses social intelligence to help companies optimize the lifetime value of their subscription based or recurring-billing customers. ThinkCX finds relevant, publicly available social media content for each of the brand’s connected customers, and constructs a social graph for those individuals.
Wiivv is a bionics company that creates custom, 3D printed gear using body-perfect capture technology, accessible by everyone from a smartphone. Founded in the summer of 2014 by Forbes’ 30 Under 30, recipients Louis-Victor Jadavji and Shamil Hargovan, Wiivv is using the best in computer vision, mechatronics and biomechanics, to promote body alignment and enhance athletic performance starting with its inaugural product line, BASE insoles.
Stay tuned for the opening of applications for our third HyperGrowth cohort! Details coming soon.
To see more photos from the event, check out our Flickr album.